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House Proceeding 04-29-09 on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 0:58:50 to 1:01:20
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Bob Goodlatte

0:58:50 to 0:59:11( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: that's fought tirelessly to end discrimination against all americans. i urge support of the rule and the underlying bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. foxx: i'd like to yield two mi gentleman from virginia, mr. goodlatte. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. goodlatte: i thank the gentlewoman from north carolina

Bob Goodlatte

0:58:50 to 1:01:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte

0:59:12 to 0:59:32( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: for her hard work on the rules committee on this rule fight, and i rise in strong opposition to the rule and the underlying bill. my goodness, how long are we going to debate this? 40 minutes or an hour, this very important piece of legislation under this rule? i can understand why we only that amount of time because after all, we're going to be

Bob Goodlatte

0:59:33 to 0:59:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: working as late as 4:00 this afternn here in the house. how could we possibly go just a little later than 4:00 to debate a very, very important piece of legislation? then, what amendments will we be debating? none. it's a closed rule. this is an atrocity. this is a very highly contentious piece of

Bob Goodlatte

0:59:54 to 1:00:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: legislation. we held a two-day markup on this bill with numerous amendments in the judiciary committee. it is clear we need a rule that will allow for amendments to be considered on the floor of the house. we certainly don't have that. so i urge my colleagues to oppose this rule. i would also point out that this underlying piece of legislation, which i have the

Bob Goodlatte

1:00:16 to 1:00:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: opportunity to speak more on in the general debate is something that does indeed deal with thought. the only difference between beating up a senior citizen and beating up somebody who is in a protected class under this piece of legislation or beating up pregnant woman or beating up someone who is in a protected class under this legislation is

Bob Goodlatte

1:00:38 to 1:00:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: the thought process that went into the motivation to assault that particular person. and that is legislation that is founded on criminalizing thought. it is very deeply concerning because i, like most americans, believe that every victim of

Bob Goodlatte

1:00:59 to 1:01:20( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: every crime is entitled to be treated the same under the law. why would a senior citizen not be deserving of these additional protections provided based upon sex or sexual orientation or race or religion? why would a pregnant woman who suffered all kinds of violent crimes against them not be

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